Saturday, February 19, 2011

Did you see the full moon on this cold frosty morning?

















As I was driving down the hill at 6:45 to meet with friends for our Saturday morning breakfast get together, I was startled to see the full moon. I can't remember the last time I saw such an impressive setting full moon. So often, most of the phases of the moon are behind a cloud cover here. There are no stopping places on that road down the hill, but there were few cars on the road, and I did stop and hurriedly tried to take a picture through the windshield, not noticing that the flash setting was turned on. Not what I had hoped for, but that's okay. Funny how all those full-moon-shaped images were created by the flash. If you click on the photo you can see the traffic lights and other city lights, even the Vining Street sign. Makes me think of paintings by Whistler, Monet, Van Gogh and Mondrian.


Surprisingly, there were still no cars behind me, and I was able to get this second image, without the flash.















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6 comments:

The Solitary Walker said...

Both images terrific, I think. Especially juxtaposed as they are.

Dale said...

I did indeed, it startled me as it did you!

Anonymous said...

The moon always brings out the child- building-a-blanket-fort in me. It is such a great thread connecting us. thanks. kjm

robin andrea said...

Both photos are quite beautiful.

TaraDharma said...

my, you are a hearty soul to be up and out so early on a Saturday! Your friends must be very special.

I love both the photos -- the first one, very abstract is a delightful pool that I got lost in.

bev said...

For the past couple of weeks, if I wake up around 4 a.m. or so, I stand at the south-facing window looking for Saturn, which is very bright in the latter part of the night. Last night, the moon was not too far away. It was quite a beautiful sight - the two of them floating in the pre-dawn deep indigo desert sky.